Marygrove Retreat Center
"Come away with me into a desert place . . and rest awhile." (Mark 6:31)
Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Marygrove Facility & Grounds
Marygrove is a Catholic Retreat Center, owned and operated by the Catholic Diocese of Marquette. It is the mission of Marygrove to offer a quiet place to stand away from the distractions of our busy lives. It is a place to rest, to pray, and to gain a clear perspective. Above all, Marygrove is a place to deepen your awareness of God’s presence and action in your life. Marygrove's main facility.
Marygrove is located on 40 acres of wooded land on the picturesque Garden Bay. A pleasant Gazebo is located next to the reflective labyrinth garden. The nearby shrine to the Sacred Heart of Jesus towers against the majestic cedars. The Gazebo is a wonderful place to relax, read, pray or journal on a warm afternoon. One of the many outside features.
The Grotto of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is nestled in the whispering pines and fragrant cedars, preciously describes the reason for our name: “Mary’s Grove.” In addition to the Grotto, there are several other shrines and quiet places to rest and pray. A quiet fenced garden dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi is located in the back of the conference room. Several paths lead gently through the woods offering peace and security to all who travel them. There are many places to reflect
on the mysteries of God's Holiness
on the grounds of Marygrove
The tall pines and cedars create a canopy for Marygrove’s Stations of the Cross Pathway. Recently restored, this path takes on the appearance of nature’s Cathedral. In the center of it all, a quiet, restful spot with a shrine to St. Jude. Outdoor Stations of the Cross sharing God's creation.
Truly the heart of Marygrove is the Chapel. The chapel comfortably seats 50 with a flexible wall that can accommodate up to 100 more guests. The Blessed Sacrament Chapel is known by many to be a holy place where one can truly feel God’s presence. Inviting chapel to share during worship time.
Marygrove has a comfortable Conference Room that can accommodate both theatre-style seating or tables. Adjacent to the Chapel, the Conference Room is also equipped with a large screen television, sound system, and computer projection system. Meeting room from which to learn
Marygrove offers 36 guestrooms, both single and double accommodations. Rooms include a bed, comfortable sitting chair, desk and desk chair. Each guest room also has a sink and vanity. Guest restrooms and shower rooms are just down the hall. Our facility is equipped with an elevator, a barrier-free guest room, along with other guest rooms for those with special needs. Warm and comfortable guest rooms.
The Marygrove Lounge and Library is located on the first floor. Fully renovated just a few years ago, this space provides retreatants a restful and relaxed place to meet, read, and reflect on their retreat experience.

Come, and join the thousands that have made Marygrove their place of renewal.

Warm and welcoming sitting room.

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